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Hello Friends of the Soup.   I am constantly learning from all of you, and writing is something I love, but never made time for until now. I have always been a California girl, born and raised in the southern part of the state, now living in upper Northern California. Surrounded by mountains, and beautiful scenery, I have great inspiration.   I think I have always loved to create, it comes from my Dad, and his dad, I suppose. Although my mother was the rock of the family, my Dad was the dreamer, and a cowboy at heart. I grew up with horses that he raised, and memories of him singing around a campfire on trips we took. He wrote poetry, and his own songs, and played guitar.  His father did the same thing when my dad was a boy.  My grandfather was a trail guide, in the early l900's in Yosemite Nat'l Park, where my dad lived as a child.  My purpose in life has been family. I am married to my High School sweetheart,  we went to college together, I taught school for awhile, then raised two fine sons (both H.S. teachers) and a beautiful daughter.  Have 5 grandchildren who we adore, and fortunately they all live fairly close by.  I've had a small catering business, but now we are both retired, live in the country on a couple of acres, with rangeland behind us.  We are down to one dog, after a mix of this and that!  No horses, although horses, cattle, coyotes, and all kinds of wildlife live behind our place. Our kids are gifted musicians, and one son writes poetry that blows me away, some which has been published. I love poetry and piano, all music, movies, camping, our little cabin in the mountains, but especially my family.  And I love Poetry Soup..and all the wonderful company here! 


BEWARE OF THE GREEN !!


Blog Posted:3/14/2013 1:36:00 PM

In lieu of all the "green" contests.....this comes as a warning!

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Be cautious of the color green!!

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Green can be a scary thing !!!

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  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-1F-CokXNU




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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Oh my goodness of course, Carrie!...Green with envy, 'Go Green' (becoming rather tedious) Green slime and mold (to heck with Penicillen) EVERYTHING in those old horror movies was green, Those disgusting creatures in de Bayou swamps, Mean-Green (mean to my tender and delicate hands not to mention my nail polish) Green baby crap, That greenish white stuff that pops out and stains the ceiling when you squeeze a b...Okay, this is gettin kinda gross...Anyway, I think Congress should convene and simply pass a law banning (and eventually eliminating) the color green (Sorry to all you Irish folks but it's for a worthy cause)

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 3/18/2013 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If that video ain't fun-eee, then all I gotta say: God didn't make little green apples / it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime...no such thing as Dr Seuss / Disneyland and Mother Goose / no nursery rhymes ...I wrote that myself you know (If that ain't a lie, then all I gotta say: God didn't make...)
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:57:00 PM
    What a serious kitten! I always have liked them things, kittens and apples. Thanks for sharing it. I enjoyed reading your bio too.

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Dear Carrie, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Now YOU tell me to " be Cautious of the color green" After i already entered Francine's contest. I may be safe though I did use an older POEM. She never says use an older POEM. Happy St. Patrick's DAY I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 3/14/2013 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice to hear from you HG..(Hope you are doing well !!) and all my souper friends. Actually I love (my favorite color) green!!!
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 6:14:00 PM
    yup spinach is scary!

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 4:07:00 PM
    lol...the kitten was cute...and i think colorblind... lol... i think the cute kitten was attacking red apples.. :-) PD

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 3:16:00 PM
    What's wrong with this little kitten? So funny. Thanks for sharing it, Carrie.

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:37:00 PM
    Yes! And also be cautious of people with green avatars! <-------------- :P (Seriously though, be cautious of people with green avatars haha!).

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/14/2013 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oops! : )
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Granny Smith can be a fearsome opponent!! LOL !

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Happy Birthday To Andrea !! And A Message From Nikko !! :)
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 9:54:00 AM
Rip It Out
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 10:04:00 AM
Fresh Start
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 4:52:00 PM
In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 10:47:00 AM
"ODE TO JOY"
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM
It's Not About Winning
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 12:08:00 PM
Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Summer and Smoke
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
Dragon Slayers Need Better Sense (or Census Takers)
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 3:33:00 PM
Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 4:28:00 PM
A Spring Arrival
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM
BEWARE OF THE GREEN !!
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
Romance Is Alive and Well !!
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
In My Absence
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Apologies For Neglecting My Souper Friends!
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 1:48:00 PM
Thank you all !!
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:01:00 PM
Do You Have A Minute?...It's Worth It! enjoy!!
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:41:00 PM
Remembering Stanley....:)
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON A VOLCANO??
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:22:00 PM
Is It Just Me...Or is it a Computer Glitch???
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 10:32:00 AM
"HUG YOUR KID DAY"
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 10:53:00 AM
LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Date Posted: 6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM
TATTERED BIRTHDAY CARD
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:29:00 AM
Spring Break from School
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:54:00 AM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/16/2014Good BonesNarrativefamily,home,memory,nostal
9/14/2014Taunting the DragonNarrativelove,lust,senses,words,
9/12/2014Cruelest WindsEthereeautumn,introspection,life
9/10/2014Autumn HarvestRondeauautumn,
9/9/2014The GiftDramatic monologuesun,
9/8/2014Into The SunsetFree verselost love,
9/7/2014My AddictionTerza Rimabooks,happiness,
9/6/2014Dying StarLyriclost love,sad love,
9/5/2014On Halloween NightFree versedark,holiday,horror,scary
9/5/2014InsomniaChastushkafunny,sleep,
9/4/2014Golden ThreadsRhymenature,seasons,
9/1/2014Above the MantelEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,
8/29/2014Breaking the IceTankalost love,sad love,
8/29/2014The Grand CanyonAbecedariannature,places,
8/29/2014A Day In The Shade--ZeugmaTrioletfishing,happy,
8/28/2014A Girl From DarfurProse Poetrydeath,holocaust,horror,sa
8/27/2014Where Frozen Embers Still BurnFree verseautumn,inspirational,intr
8/26/2014Letter to a HeroFree verseloneliness,missing,soldie
8/25/2014The CrossingSenryugoodbye,lost love,
8/23/2014The Witch Next DoorRhymepeople,
8/22/2014Quote MeFree verseinspiration,introspection
8/22/2014NeverlandNarrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
8/21/2014ObliqueFree versedream,emotions,loss,sleep
8/19/2014Transient Time of DayIambic Pentameternight,sky,
8/18/2014Enlightenment---The Story TellerHaikupeople,war,
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